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Abramoff Scandal
McCain bill to serve as basis for lobbying reforms


A lobbying reform bill introduced by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) will serve as the basis for the Republican leadership's own proposal, The Washington post reports.

McCain's bill would bar ex-government employees who represent tribes from lobbying their former employees for one year. It would require quarterly disclosures by lobbyists instead of twice a year. For the first time, grassroots groups would be required to disclose their activities.

Members of both parties are committed to passing the reforms. But lobbyists are already lining up against more requirements.

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Lobbying Reform Bills:
S.2128 | S.1312

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